Port Angeles, WA
X-rays have changed quite a bit in the past few years.
There are many benefits of digital x-rays, or digital radiography, that we enjoy here at Turella Oral Surgery.
Perhaps most importantly, digital x-rays have changed the way that we can diagnose a problem.
Stephen J. Turella, DMD and his team in Port Angeles, WA can offer improved treatment plans with the use of this technology.
How do Digital X-Rays Help With Diagnosing?
With digital x-rays, it is much easier for us to find what the problem is.
Instead of looking at the image on a lighted screen, we will look at it on a computer. This makes it easier to see exactly what we are looking for.
If we would like to take a closer look at a tooth or a section of your teeth, all that we have to do is zoom in. This helps us to better find the problem.
With digital x-rays, we can move the picture around, and see the whole area from different angles. This makes it easier to discover what is going on.
Digital X-Rays Help With Treatments
Not only are digital x-rays a great diagnostic tool, but they can also help us to develop a plan for treatment.
Since we are working on a computer, we will be able to try several different scenarios until we find the best solution for you.
Once we have a plan, we can use the digital x-ray to be able to move ahead with the plan. Each patient is different, and with your x-ray right in front of us, we can find the best way to treat it.
Digital x-rays have changed the face of dentistry. Because of them, we can find the problem faster, and we are also better able to know what the next step should be.
We can make a solid plan with a digital x-ray, and we can also show you exactly what is going on.
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
Some patients used to be terrified to receive dental x-rays. They might have heard stories about excess radiation and thought that the x-rays were not safe.
First, let us assure you that those stories were often blown out of proportion and fed by fear. There was much incorrect information passed around that pertained to traditional dental x-rays.
Dental experts across the country have always made sure that patient safety is a top priority.
The most important thing to know as a patient is that x-rays taken using digital radiography are safe.
How are Digital X-Rays Different from Traditional X-Rays?
With digital radiography, it is much easier to get a better picture of your entire mouth.
Another thing that is nice about digital radiography is that it is easy to target a specific area. If you have one tooth that has been causing you pain, for example, we can use digital radiography to take a clear x-ray of the spot.
With a traditional x-ray, we will look at just one film picture. What is nice about digital x-rays is that we can zoom in or out if we need to. There is a lot more flexibility, which will help us to be able to spot any problem.
We can also turn a picture with digital x-rays. If we would like to look at a tooth at a different angle, it is easy. We can examine the whole tooth or an entire area and see all sides of it.
A traditional x-ray can be hard for a patient to read, but with a digital x-ray, we can better point everything out to you.
Read more about what dental technology we use here at Turella Oral Surgery:
3D Cone Beam
Schedule an Imaging Appointment with Your Port Angeles Oral Surgeon Today!
If you would like to learn more, or if you need to schedule an appointment, please call us at (360) 912-8244. Do not let the fear of traditional x-rays stop you from calling, because the new technology has made a big difference.